Audition Notice: The Bonds of Interest – Theatre Under the Stars 2019

 

 

AUDITION NOTICE

THE BONDS OF INTEREST

By Jacinto Benavente – New translation by Catherine Boyle

Directed by Laurie Steven, Artistic Director

 

Ottawa Audition Dates: December 10-11, 2018
Callbacks: December 12, 2018

Toronto Audition Dates: December 14-15, 2018
Callbacks: December 17, 2018

Contract Duration: 9 weeks
(First Rehearsal: June 24, 2019, Show Run: Jul 25-Aug 25, 2019)

Location
: Theatre Under the Stars – Strathcona Park, Ottawa


Pay Rate: 
Equity F-House

Please email your cover letter, resume, and headshot to office@odysseytheatre.ca.

Successful applicants must bring a hard copy to their audition. 

Applications must be received by November 26, 2018.

We will contact successful candidates with audition appointments.

Odyssey Theatre celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming and respectful working environment. Applications from qualified artists of all backgrounds are welcome.
Mask and movement skills are an asset.

Preparation: One classical comedic monologue (length: up to 1 minute). Successful applicants will prepare a side from the play; sides will be available online by Monday, November 12th.

 

Characters

Pronunciation note: The letters in bold capitals denote where the stress is in the word.

Crispín: CreespEEn

Leandro: LayAndro

Arlequín: ArlekEEn

El Capitán: CapeetAn

Colombina: ColombEEna

Doña Sirena: Doña SeerEna

Laura: LaourA

Risela: ReessEla

Señor Polichinela: PoleecheenEla

Silvia: SEElvia

Pantalón: PantalOn   

 

CRISPIN– A scoundrel, a schemer, a cynical philosopher.

Side for CRISPÍN

LEANDRO– Crispin’s accomplice; a rogue posing as a mysterious aristocrat. But his romantic heart undermines the duo’s schemes.

Side for LEANDRO

HOTEL MANAGER – A self-important proprietor, uppity and officious with servants, who fawns over prestigious guests.

SCENE FOR HOTEL MANAGER

EL CAPITAN– An embittered war veteran, a vagabond looking for work and his next meal. But he prizes his honour and harbours eloquent dreams of valor.

Side for EL CAPITÁN

ARLEQUÍN– A penniless itinerant poet, spirited comrade to El Capitan, fancies himself a learned artiste, though his sonnets extol such things as partridge stew and hare pie.

Side for ARLEQUÍN

DOÑA SIRENA– A once wealthy aristocrat and diva of passion, now tarnished, she schemes to maintain genteel appearances.

Side for DOÑA SIRENA

COLOMBINA– Vivacious, quick-witted servant to Doña Sirena; her capricious fancy is paired with clever scheming.

Side for COLOMBINA

POLICHINELA– Crass and ruthless crook, whose wealth gains him social standing – he could be friends with Al Capone or The Penguin.

SCENE FOR SEÑOR POLICHINELA

POLICHINELA’S WIFE – A tattered trophy wife, with an addiction to flashy jewels & a yearning for class.

SCENE FOR SEÑORA POLICHINELA

SILVIA– An innocent, tender, young lover and rich heiress, who sweetly manipulates all to her advantage, especially her father, Polichinela.

Side for SILVIA 

*EL DOCTOR – This pompous, bombastic court prosecutor takes a cut of damages awarded in lawsuits.

Side FOR EL DOCTOR

*PANTALON– A fretful miserly businessman who discovers too late he made a bad investment.

 SCENE FOR PANTALONE

*El Doctor and Pantalon also play comic waiters and gossiping partygoers.

For more information, call 613-232-8407 or email office@odysseytheatre.ca.